This issue, recorded at Venice Biennale 1997, includes contributions from Rachel Whiteread, Peter Weibel, Heidi Grundmann and Vanessa Beecroft

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 1 & 2, Side A – Pipilotti Rist, Rachel Whiteread, Leontine Coelewij, Willem Oorebeek, Pet

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 1 & 2, Side B – Katharina Sieverding, Heidi Grundmann, Andreas Spiegl, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Martin Frick, Fabrice Hybert, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Henrick Hakansson,

Audio Arts: Volume 17 No 1 & 2, Side D – Judy Watson, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Joze Barsi, Zdenka Badovinac, Richard Smith, Barry Barker, Nicholas Logsdail, Thomas Wulffen

Audio Arts Volume 17 No 1 & 2 inlay 1
Inlay for Audio Arts Volume 17 No 1 & 2 published in 1998
Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 17 No 1 & 2

The International Exhibition (part 1); Venice Biennale 1997

(Double Issue)   

This is the fifth Venice Biennale that Audio Arts has attended and made ‘on the spot’ recordings with artists, curators, critics and commentators. Questions are asked both about specific works in the various exhibitions as well as the more general issue of whether the Venice Biennale as a model for an international exhibition, with its national pavilions, is out of step with the critical debate around art practice, nationality and public presentation. In each of the previous four Biennale issues of Audio Arts this question is explored as well as including primary interviews with participating artists and ‘visitors’. In addition to the spoken word, the tape also includes ambience from the various installations and exhibitions. This issue includes the first part of The International Exhibition and the second part will be included in the next issue which will feature recordings made at documenta X and Sculpture Projects in Munster 97.

Side A

  • 00:00:01: Pipilotti Rist, Installation Actuality
  • 00:01:34: Rachel Whiteread interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:24:31: Leontine Coelewij interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:28:18: Willem Oorebeek interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:32:44: Peter Weibel interviewed by William Furlong

This side starts with part of the soundtrack from a video projected work in Corderia by Pipilotti Rist.

Side B

  • 00:00:01: Katharina Sieverding interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:06:31: Heidi Grundmann interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:21:22: Andreas Spiegl interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:25:52: Hans-Ulrich Obrist interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:31:22: Martin Frick interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:35:18: Fabrice Hybert interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:37:40: Marie-Ange Guilleminot interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:41:42: Henrick Hakansson interviewed by William Furlong

Side C

  • 00:00:01: Jaki Irvine interviewed by Anne Tallentire
  • 00:08:14: Alastair MacLennan interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:12:07: Kate Blacker interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:20:27: Jon Thompson interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:26:06: Thomas McEvilley interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:34:18: Dennis Oppenheim interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:35:56: Marie-Puck Broodthaers interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:41:26: Vanessa Beecroft interviewed by William Furlong

Side D

  • 00:00:00: Judy Watson interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:04:20: Yvonne Koolmatrie interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:10:04: Joze Barsi interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:13:17: Zdenka Badovinac interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:15:48: Richard Smith interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:18:00: Barry Barker interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:20:11: Nicholas Logsdail interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:29:13: Thomas Wulffen interviewed by William Furlong

An interview with Marina Abramovic recorded at documenta X, where she discusses Balkan Baroque can be heard on the next issue. Acknowledgement is due to The British Council for facilitating the interview with Rachel Whiteread.